kathak


kathak

dance
      one of the main forms of classical dance-drama of India, other major ones being bhārata-nāṭya, kathākali, manipuri, kuchipudi, and oṛissī. Kathak is indigenous to northern India and developed under the influence of both Hindu and Muslim cultures. Kathak is characterized by intricate footwork and precise rhythmic patterns that the dancer articulates by controlling about 100 ankle bells. It takes its movements from life, stylizes them, and adds the complex rhythmic patterns. Kathak is danced by both males and females; many of the dances convey moods of love.

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